Legislative Pre-Session Forum

December 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
JMU Hartman Hall, rm#2021 (Forum)
Zane Showker Hall
421 Bluestone Dr, Harrisonburg, VA 22807
$10 (members), $15 non-members
Ashton Young

Register for the joint annual SVTC & HRCC annual pre-legislative forum as we discuss the recent election results and what that means for the upcoming Virginia legislative session. Our area’s legislators have been invited, and we will hear from two well-informed speakers, Nicole Riley, Virginia director of the Small Business Association, and Kyle Shreve, Executive Director, of the Virginia Agribusiness Council

Nicole Riley: NFIB Virginia State Director

Nicole Riley is a native of Augusta County and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Roanoke College.

She was appointed state director for NFIB Virginia in 2011.  As State Director, Riley represents the interests of NFIB Virginia members before the General Assembly, the Governor’s Office, and state agencies as well as serving as the organization’s media spokesperson.  Riley oversees NFIB’s grassroots activism, political involvement, and member development efforts throughout the Commonwealth.

Prior to her appointment, she previously worked as a contract lobbyist in the Richmond office of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC.

She also served as Special Assistant for Legislative Affairs for former Attorney Generals Jerry Kilgore and Bob McDonnell.  She began her career as a Legislative Assistant to Delegate Steve Landes.

In 2011, Governor McDonnell appointed her to serve as a member of the Virginia Small Business Commission.  Currently, she volunteers as Immediate Past Chairman of the Board for the Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP), the Board for the Virginia 4-H Foundation, and the board for 2810 – A Community Gathering Place established by her church, Area 10 Faith Community.


Kyle Shreve: Executive Director of the Virginia Agribusiness Council

Kyle Shreve currently serves as the Executive Director for the Virginia Agribusiness Council, where he represents the Council’s diverse membership of businesses in both the agriculture and forestry industries. He holds a decade of trade association experience including representing the International Dairy Foods Association, Virginia Retail Merchants Association, and the Virginia Association of Health Plans.Kyle is originally from Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and History from The Pennsylvania State University. He moved to Northern Virginia in 2008 to begin his six-year tenure at the International Dairy Foods Association, focusing on legislative affairs at the federal level.Soon after receiving his Master of Professional Studies in Political Management from George Washington University, Kyle moved to Richmond to work with the Virginia Retail Merchants Association as the Director of Government Affairs. He served in the role of Director of Policy at the Virginia Association of Health Plans prior to transitioning to the Virginia Agribusiness Council in May of 2018.  Kyle lives in Midlothian with his wife Christie and their sons, Bennett and Connor.

Directions and Parking:
Use JMU’s large parking lot (near the football stadium). (Should it be full, choose P lot.) JMU Parking map: https://www.jmu.edu/parking/_files/parkingmap.pdf. From F lot, walk 1 minute to Hartman Hall, 421 Bluestone Dr, it looks like this: Hartman Hall). Hartman Hall is next to Showker Hall; the Forum (rm #2021) is a large room on the 2nd floor.

Direct link to register and pay (via the HRCC)


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